Saturday, May 03, 2008

Fabric Beads and other Stuff

These are my first fabric beads! I was inspired by an article by Barbara Matthiessen in Belle Armoire Jewelry II-pg 72-75. I made these last night and just figured out the instructions today. That's just me. Now that I read everything a little closer and pay attention to the tips and pics.....I see how to do it. I made each one of these individually by wrapping fabric strips around a skewer. But, now I see you make one big tube and then cute the beads from that tube. Probably much easier. Oh well, the results are still satisfying to me. There is just an easier way! Yay!
It was a busy Saturday. I cleaned the entire house really good (even my craft room). I helped Heather get the Photoshop CS3 uploaded and got her new printer hooked up and helped her reorganize her room. Heather loves to draw cartoon like pictures. She is really good. I just felt like she needed a better work space and some light so she could do her art. Anyway, I'm very tired but it is a good tired. I feel like I accomplished much. So, now I am just relaxing and doing my blog thing. Let me close by sharing a pic of our Sebastian (Golden Retriever). I got him a special bone at the store today. This is a picture of him out in the back yard chowing down. He stayed out there a good hour just enjoying that bone.





9 comments:

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

The beads look too cool, can't wait to see them in person, you know for show n tell! I have almost have another purse made, used my Grannie's photo with her sister. Love ya, Renea

Carmen said...

Great beads! Can't wait to see more! And I love your big ol' doggy. He looks like he's in heaven with his bone!

xo,

Carmen

Lisa said...

so cool! i was picturing something different - not near as cute as these are. can't wait to see them in person! show and tell what day this week? so glad Heather is set up. can't wait to see what her creative genes create. love you much, lisa

Rhea said...

Hey sweetie! I am sure Heather is happy to have her printer and photoshop! Love the beads...cute idea. & Sebastian is getting so big! Lecter says hi to him! Love you, Rhea

carolyn said...

Cute, colorful beads! I've made the ones using paper but never with fabric. Looking forward to the final product!
Sebastian is certainly enjoying his treat! Good dog mommy!

carolyn

Kimbo said...

Sebastian is beautiful ! You can tell he is loving that bone.
Your beads are great - I have done this with paper but never fabric ! Cool ... metallic embroidery floss or solid color floss could add even more texture for a different look...
Happy blogging !
Kim

ArtyEm said...

fabric beads - how totally wonderful - this brings mixed media to a whole new level - way cool!

PLO said...

I love your beads! I really want to make some of the paper wrapped ones, the time I tried, they weren't too great though.

Amber said...

Oh, so that's how you make the beads! :D Sebastian is such a cutie! Looks like he is loving that bone.